Tim Bryce is a freelance writer and management consultant located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. His blog can be found at: timbryce.com
The Three Principles of the Press
BRYCE ON THE NEWS MEDIA - What the press knows about Americans. I recently gave a speech at the North Suncoast Republican Club in Homosassa (Citrus County) regarding the press, a favorite subject of mine as I have first-hand experience in how they operate, up close and personal. As you may remember, in 2016 I traveled with the press in Florida to cover the Trump rallies. Following this, I wrote a column regarding my experiences (click HERE).
Face-Masks are here to Stay
BRYCE ON POLITICS - You can thank the government for this. As a child of the 1950s, I have seen a lot of changes in terms of safety over the years:
Why Trump is still a force to be reckoned with
BRYCE ON POLITICS - The fight is not over. When Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush lost their re-election bids, they quietly faded away and became nothing but footnotes in history. They primarily occupied their time by building their presidential libraries. None considered a second run for the presidency. They had had enough. However, the same cannot be said about former President Trump. Building a library is the last thing on his mind. Retaking the White House and cleaning up the Washington Swamp is of paramount importance to him.
Who are the Domestic Terrorists?
BRYCE ON POLITICS - Depends on your interpretation and political party. The term "terrorist" came into vogue during the 1970's as we experienced a spike in airline skyjackings. This, of course, led to the tightening of security measures at airports. I'm old enough to remember life before this, back when you just showed up at the airport, walked on the plane and handed your ticket to the stewardess. Yes, it was that easy, and flying was fun. Not anymore, TSA has seen to that.
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em?
BRYCE ON POLITICS - Subverting the Democrats. I have been a loyal Republican for almost 50 years. I have worked on campaigns, written political copy, and voted regularly. However, when the Republicans in Congress recently turned their back on President Trump during the stolen election and ensuing impeachment, they revealed their true spineless character as "Republicans In Name Only" (RINO). Unfortunately, this goes beyond the federal level, and down to the state, county, and municipal levels. Even party officials at the county and club levels are deemed weaklings by grassroots constituents, simply for their blind obedience. Consequently, people by the thousands are fleeing the GOP.
Trying to kick Trump under the Bus
BRYCE ON POLITICS – How the Swamp tries to fight back. What we are witnessing, as we transition from one presidential administration to another, is political theater at its worst, including a second impeachment of President Trump, and an overt offensive against Trump supporters. While the Democrats try to disgrace President Trump by kicking him under the bus, the reality is they are not kidding anyone but themselves. While these shenanigans go on, the country has stalled and the affairs of the nation are not being addressed, except by President Trump in his final days. That is a fact.
Thank You President Trump
BRYCE ON POLITICS - For enlightening us on the evils of Washington, DC. As the tenure of Donald J. Trump comes to an end, let me be the first to say, "Thank you Mister President for your service." The Democrats won't say it, the News Media certainly won't, and don't hold your breath for the Republicans, but as a member of the American populace, I offer my sincerest gratitude for going above and beyond the call of duty. Despite constant resistance from the Congress, a News Media bent on undermining your every move, and fair-weather friends in your own party, you accomplished more than the two terms of your predecessor and undoubtedly more than your successor.
Living in a News Vacuum
BRYCE ON AMERICAN JOURNALISM - And turning the public into reporters. As we all know, one cannot survive in a physical vacuum as our bodies require air. Nor can we make intelligent decisions in a news vacuum void of honest journalism, thereby falling prey to propagandists. Admittedly, American journalism was founded on political opinion as many different newspapers spun the news as far back as the 18th century. However, nobody at the time made a coordinated effort to control the news as there were many different players involved at the time.